Updated Recall: NEXT Power X Suspension Bicycles
On 2012-09-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding NEXT Power X Suspension Bicycles due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2011 for about $100. It was originally recalled on 2011-09-22.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 130 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 596-8224
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What is the problem?
The bicycle chain can break, causing a rider to lose control and fall.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves NEXT-branded men's 26-inch hybrid bicycles. The bicycles are red or orange. "Power X" and "Suspension" are printed on the frame. Model numbers LBH2611M and LBH2611M2 are included in this recall. The model number is located on the frame between the pedals.
These items were sold new+ at Walmart from February 2011 through July 2011 for about $100.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle and contact the company for a free repair.
For additional information, call (800) 596-8224 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.powerxbike.com
UPDATE 09/05/2012: The CPSC changed the telephone number.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm is aware of 11 reports of incidents, including nine reports of injuries, including lacerations and contusions.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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